“Two things only the greatest fools do: throw stones at hornets’ nests and threaten a witcher.”
We’ve finally received our first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher series. This first look comes straight from Cavill himself, as well as a short screen test released on Twitter and over social media channels via Netflix.
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP
— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018
This look for Geralt is very similar to his appearance in first Witcher game and befits the look of slightly younger, pre-scar, Butcher of Blaviken.
Casting news for the show has been releasing slowly over the past few weeks. The most recent being the addition of Anna Shaffer (Hollyoaks) as Triss Merrigold. Many fans seem confused by the casting decision due to Triss being portrayed as a redhead in the video game series, however, the book’s portray the character as a Brunette.
Many of the looks and decisions for this show may leave fans either confused or disappointed, due to the fact that some may are not aware of the book series and its content. It may also be due to the fact that The Witcher’s popularity spiked due to the release of the 3rd game, with many fans not being exposed to other aspects of the franchise.
The show itself will adapt the books by Andrzej Sapkowski, which also act as a prequel to the game series, and will hopefully capture what made the franchise so great to fans of the books.
Along with Cavill and Shaffer, Freya Allan will portray Ciri and Anya Chalotra as the sorceress and Geralt’s main love interest, Yennefer. Additional cast includes Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, with many more to be announced.
The Witcher is expected to release on Netflix sometime in late 2019.
By Jimmy Ioannou
Images provided by Netflix/Twitter